Apr 15
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NAB 2010

A week might be a long time in politics, but 24 hours is even longer in technology, as evidenced by this year’s NAB, which, regardless of the non attendance of some high profile companies, will go down in history as one of the most significant NABs ever. Continue reading »

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Mar 29

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

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Sigma 70-300mm f4.-5.6 APO DG Macro reviewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping RabbiI remember watching a photography show on TV a while ago, in which it was suggested that a plastic flowerpot, painted black, would make a good lens shade for cheapskates those on a budget. I’m guessing that Sigma were watching too, as the shade that comes with this 70-300mm lens bears an uncanny resemblance to the afore suggested plant holder. It also lengthens what is already an impressively long lens, to such an extent that whilst I was testing it, girls were stopping me in the street to say “that’s a big one!”…At least, I assume it was the lens they were talking about…

For the uninitiated, a focal length of 50mm is considered ‘standard’ for 35mm (or full frame digital) cameras, as it most closely approximates normal human vision. Anything much above 50mm is referred to as telephoto and has the effect of  magnifying distant objects, which is desirable for many reasons…candid photography, wildlife photography, portrait photography…and of course, my favourite, stalking… Continue reading »

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Nov 01
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Sigma 24-70mm lens reviewed in The Technofile by MC RebbeIt’s not all that long ago that if you wanted a decent wide angle, standard and ‘short’ telephoto lens, you needed to buy three separate ‘prime’ lenses. However, recent advances in optics and computing now mean that it is possible to buy one zoom lens that really does do the job of three…and this is that lens! Continue reading »

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